Health and Happiness

Health and Happiness is a Sustainability Pillar in our Sustainability Strategy 2021 - 2031. The relevant key principle is: 'Building the well-being of our people is important for the long-term health of our community'.  Our objectives related to this pillar are:

  • Foster and encourage an active, health and happy workforce
  • Support human-centred design principles in current and future public spaces, streetscapes and neighbourhoods
  • Prioritise investment in community initiatives to improve health, well-being and community connection
  • Support initiatives that create connected communities with key service areas

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What We're Doing

Current projects related to the Health and Happiness pillar include:

Partial Funding Secured for Berridge Park Revitalisation
Posted 26 March 2024 Partial Funding Secured for Berridge Park Revitalisation

Construction to begin in 2025 thanks to $697,666 State Government grant

School Holiday Program Flyer: Get Your Activity Featured
Posted 14 February 2024 School Holiday Program Flyer: Get Your Activity Featured

Contact Community Services before Monday 4 March to be featured for free

New iPads a Win for Accessibility at Denmark's Library
Posted 08 February 2024 New iPads a Win for Accessibility at Denmark's Library

iPads available to borrow for library members to boost accessibility to online resources

Kwoorabup Festival: Events from 5pm at Berridge Park
Posted 09 January 2024 Kwoorabup Festival: Events from 5pm at Berridge Park

Join the festivities on Friday 26 January with activities, markets, food and more

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review Update
Posted 21 December 2023 Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review Update

Accessible engagement a top priority as part of the DAIP review

International Day of People with Disability 2023: Family Fun Walk
Posted 29 November 2023 International Day of People with Disability 2023: Family Fun Walk

Shire and Kwoorabup Community Markets co-host 3 Dec all-abilities event

Get Involved in Seniors Week 2023 from 12-19 November
Posted 08 November 2023 Get Involved in Seniors Week 2023 from 12-19 November

Something for everyone in Seniors Week 2023, hosted at Rec Centre, Library and CRC

Community Urged to Prepare for Bushfire Season 23-24
Posted 19 October 2023 Community Urged to Prepare for Bushfire Season 23-24

Upcoming Bushfire Ready Weekend to assist community members to prepare

Save the Date: Denmark's 2023 Christmas Festival
Posted 12 October 2023 Save the Date: Denmark's 2023 Christmas Festival

Community invited to join the festive spirit on Saturday 16 December at Berridge Park

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review Kicks Off
Posted 11 October 2023 Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Review Kicks Off

Community consultation begins for major review of DAIP, focused on inclusion

WOW Factor Coastline Trail Expansion Complete
Posted 28 September 2023 WOW Factor Coastline Trail Expansion Complete

Stage 2 of Denmark's popular WOW Trail completed, joining Ocean and Lights Beaches

Step Towards Housing Availability Options in the Heart of Denmark
Posted 26 September 2023 Step Towards Housing Availability Options in the Heart of Denmark

Proposal for multiple dwellings in Strickland St building conversion

Kids Sensory Kits Join the Collection at Denmark's Library
Posted 07 September 2023 Kids Sensory Kits Join the Collection at Denmark's Library

Relaxation, Focus, Movement and Emotion & Feeling Sensory Kits Added to Library Collection

Shire of Denmark CEO Recruitment Finalised Yesterday
Posted 06 September 2023 Shire of Denmark CEO Recruitment Finalised Yesterday

Shire President pleased to announce CEO position has been offered to David King

Applications Now Open for 2023/24 Community Grants
Posted 08 August 2023 Applications Now Open for 2023/24 Community Grants

$25,000 worth of funding available to eligible community group applications

Budget Delivers on Wishes from Peaceful Bay Community
Posted 07 August 2023 Budget Delivers on Wishes from Peaceful Bay Community

Funding allocated for new fish cleaning facilities and better public toilet access

Council Focuses on Youth Services and Facilities
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Focuses on Youth Services and Facilities

Funding and support to deliver on youth services community priority

Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities

Renewed focus on areas such as roads and youth in line with community feedback

Public Consultation: Berridge Park Revitalisation Project
Posted 06 July 2023 Public Consultation: Berridge Park Revitalisation Project

Youth Precinct design workshops Wednesday 9 August 2023

Strategic Community Plan Major Review Complete
Posted 28 June 2023 Strategic Community Plan Major Review Complete

Our Future 2033 replaces Denmark 2027

Youth Fest 2023: Activities and Engagement for All
Posted 14 April 2023 Youth Fest 2023: Activities and Engagement for All

Come and join the fun from noon til 4pm, Wednesday 19 April at McLean Sports Precinct

New Beach Volleyball Courts a Hit at McLean Precinct
Posted 28 February 2023 New Beach Volleyball Courts a Hit at McLean Precinct

Latest addition made possible by community groups, volunteers and donations

Facility Upgrades to Prawn Rock Channel Recreational Area
Posted 20 January 2023 Facility Upgrades to Prawn Rock Channel Recreational Area

Erosion remediation, new beach access and new accessible toilet block for Prawn Rock Channel

Pump Track Comes to Life Thanks to Community Spirit
Posted 24 October 2022 Pump Track Comes to Life Thanks to Community Spirit

Exciting new community asset with youth focus takes shape in Denmark

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Other Local Initiatives

Information about relevant Shire supported and community-led initiatives related to the Health and Happiness pillar will be listed here.

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Contact

Our Sustainability Officer and Community Development Officer can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au. 

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